Driving safely in heavy traffic – injury lawyers in Sutherland
Driving in heavy traffic can be unnerving, as you won’t be able to see quite as far in front of you, and will be surrounded on all sides by vehicles which are trying to go in different directions and get past your own vehicle. Some cars will be moving at speed whilst others may be attempting complicated manoeuvres and this can lead to accidents. There are certain things that you can do to keep yourself safe when driving in heavy traffic, and here are some tips on doing this.
Whatever the other vehicles are doing, and even if you have somewhere you need to be in a short space of time, now is not the time to rush. With so many other vehicles around you it is important that you take your time so that you can identify any possible hazards a long time before they cause an accident. Don’t go too far below the speed limit, but don’t rush it either.
Keep your distance
Something that a lot of drivers are guilty of in heavy traffic is creeping too close to the car in front of them. This gives the illusion of getting to your destination faster, but in fact you are not getting there any quicker and are only leaving yourself in danger of having an accident. If you are too close to the car in front and they brake suddenly then you risk running into the back of them. In car accidents where one car has gone into the back of the other, the back car is seen as the one at fault.
Be alert and avoid distractions
You are surrounded by cars, each with their own agenda, so try to stay as alert as possible to what might happen at any time. Be aware if a car near you is trying to make a turn, or if there is a car pulling into your lane close to you. This means turning off your music, ignoring your phone and passengers, and being totally focused on the road and the drivers around you.
If you need injury lawyers in Sutherland…
If you have been injured in a car accident in heavy traffic which was not your fault, then you may want to find injury lawyers in Sutherland and make a claim for compensation against the other driver. Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and the team will talk you through your accident, what happened and what evidence you have.
The team will then decide with you whether you have a good enough case for compensation, and pass you onto injury lawyers in Sutherland if they feel that you do. Your injury lawyers in Sutherland will then work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown